Marine-in-training, 19, dies after pneumonia diagnosis

Cola Jensen, former Simley wrestler

Nicolai “Cola” Jensen was fulfilling his dream of being a Marine.

But next week, his unit will graduate from advanced infantry training without him.

Jensen, a 2011 Simley High School graduate and accomplished wrestler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 13, at a Camp Pendleton hospital in Southern California. The 19-year-old from South St. Paul had been diagnosed with pneumonia five days earlier, his father, Kevin Jensen, said. Continue reading at